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Tucker Poolman
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Tucker Poolman 1867438
Position: Defense
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 217
Year: Junior
Hometown: East Grand Forks, Minn.
Club: Omaha-USHL
Major: Business Economics
  • Tucker Poolman Career Statistics

2016-17 (Junior): Assistant captain ... Averages more than 24 minutes per night matched up against each team’s top line … Ranks third among NCHC defensemen in scoring (18 points) and assists (14) and fourth in plus/minus (plus-12) and shots on goal (53) … Leads NCHC defensemen in even-strength points (10) and even-strength goals (3) … His five multi-point games also top NCHC defensemen … Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on Nov. 21 after collecting a goal and two assists in UND’s sweep at St. Cloud State ... Has four 2-assist games on the season ... Was named the No. 2 star in each of UND’s two games against Canisius (Oct. 7-8) to open the regular season ... Had a five-game point streak -- one shy of his career-long -- from Nov. 12 to Nov. 26 ... Had two goals and five assists during that streak.

2015-16 (Sophomore): Named to his second consecutive NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … Established career highs in points (24), assists (19) and plus/minus (+22) ... Ranked fifth among NCHC defensemen in both points, assists and plus/minus ... Named to NCAA Midwest Region All-Tournament Team ... Scored a goal in the semifinal vs. No. 9 Northeastern (March 25) and added an assist in the championship vs. No. 5 Michigan (March 26) ... Was a plus-2 in both the NCAA Frozen Four championship (April 9 vs. Quinnipiac) and semifinal (April 7) vs. Denver and totaled six blocked shots … Had a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win at Omaha on Feb. 26 for his first career 3-point game ... Scored the game-winning goal (PPG) in a 3-0 win at Minnesota Duluth (Dec. 12) ... Registered a career-best plus-4 rating in a 4-3 win over Miami (Nov. 14) ... Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on Nov. 30 after a 3-point series in a sweep at Michigan State … Had a goal in the series opener, a 3-1 UND win (Nov. 27) and added two assists in a 4-1 win to close out the series (Nov. 29) … Earned second letter.

2014-15 (Freshman): Named to NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … Received team’s Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship as the freshman who demonstrates initiative, character and a sense of responsibility … Appeared in 40 of UND’s 42 games, including 25 at forward and 15 on defense ... Named NCHC Rookie of the Month for March/April after leading the league’s freshmen with two goals and four assists in nine games during that time … UND’s leading scorer in the postseason, collecting two goals and four assists in seven games (NCHC and NCAA combined) ... Led the team with six power-play goals, one short of UND’s single-season record for a freshman defenseman set by Nick Naumenko in 1992-93 ... His six PPG also tied him for seventh in the NCHC (second among freshmen) ... Had eight goals overall on the season, a total surpassed by just three freshmen defensemen in school history ... Tied for second among NCHC rookies in playoff scoring with three points (1g, 2a) in four games ... Picked up an assist in both of UND’s games at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff ... Was named NCHC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 8 after UND’s sweep of Lake Superior State (Dec. 5-6) ... Tallied a career-high two goals (both PPG) in UND’s 7-4 win over LSSU in the series opener (Dec. 5) ... Added an assist the following night in a 3-1 victory ... Scored his first collegiate goal in a 7-2 win at Colorado College (Oct. 18) ... Goal stood as the eventual game-winner ... Had his first 2-assist game in a 5-0 win over Niagara (Jan. 17) … Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round (127th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft … Named 2013-14 USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year … Served as team captain of the Omaha Lancers (USHL) in 2013-14 and tallied 15 goals and 26 assists with a plus-20 rating in 58 games … Led all USHL blueliners in goals (15) and power-play goals (10) and ranked third in points (41) … Also named to All-USHL First Team … Scored 29 career goals with the Lancers, the most in franchise history by a defenseman … Also played for Omaha in 2012-13, recording 14 goals and 14 assists in 64 games as a rookie … Spent the 2011-12 season with the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) … Scored seven goals and 22 assists in 59 games … A graduate of East Grand Forks High School. 

Personal: Majoring in business economics … Son of Mark and LeAnne Poolman … Father is the athletic trainer and strength & conditioning coach for UND men’s hockey … Father also lettered in football at UND (1986-88) and was a first-team All-North Central Conference wide receiver as a senior … Younger brother, Colton, is a freshman defenseman with UND.

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